Curious Creature Caught on Cop Car Dash Cam Debunked?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 17th, 2014

Last week I posted this video that was offered in a new format from Animal Planet, The Best Bigfootage: Curious Creature Caught on Cop Car Dash Cam.

This footage was caught on a cop car’s dash cam in Georgia. It was first featured on Finding Bigfoot and is pretty hard to explain away!

Cryptomundian macVato brought up that the video had been debunked here in May of 2014.

These issues with the video were brought up way back in 2011 right here on Cryptomundo, Georgia Dash Cam Footage a Hoax?.

You can also check out Matt Moneymaker going toe to toe with the Cryptomundians in the comments section regarding the validity of the video.

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

4 Responses to “Curious Creature Caught on Cop Car Dash Cam Debunked?”

  1. Old Philosopher responds:

    I visited the other links, and read all the old comments.

    While I agree 100% with Moneymaker’s statement about the lack of control BFRO has over the final product aired on TV, I still am not a fan of the program. The fact that every time the full Discovery production crew has the cameras rolling, there is a Sasquatch behind every tree, and the team’s calls are answered right on cue.
    Unfortunately, I believe “Finding Bigfoot” is one of the greatest embarrassments in the arena of “BF-ology”.

    As for the actual dash cam video, I have to agree that I think the sheriff made up the story of the hoaxers to protect his credibility, and the reputation of his department. Like others, I want to see the “students”, and the suit they used, and explain how either of them could cross that road in 3 strides.

  2. bobzilla responds:

    One thing I just noticed is that there are skid marks right where the cop sees the “animal” cross the road. If the mystery students were telling the truth, then that was probably the spot where they ran across the road several times to scare folks, and at least one person came to a screeching halt.

  3. Old Philosopher responds:

    The skid marks don’t bother me at all in that context. This is a very rural road, out in the stick with woods on both sides. Here in Montana we see skid marks all the time, everywhere. Why? Because deer, elk and moose have a habit of running out into traffic. Someone else questioned this, and I’ll go with his original Option 3: totally unrelated event.

    What DOES bother me about the video is that it has been edited/manipulated. The zooming/panning and circling of the subject makes me wonder what other ‘processing’ the video was given. I can tell you that LEO dash cams are fixed. They don’t zoom, and they don’t pan.

    I vaguely recall when this was shown on Fact or Faked?, and I believe the editing was present even then, rather than raw video.


  4. Fhqwhgads responds:

    @bobzilla — Like I said before, the road makes a reasonably sharp curve and the skid marks go straight. It’s more likely someone was not paying attention (or was drunk) and failed to notice the curve until he was right up on it. And it’s not like there are LOTS of skid marks; there appears to be only one set.

    @Old Philosopher — Are you looking at enhanced video or something? The clip above is very indistinct; I can’t really make out anything above the waist at all. If there were a story about some kid running across the road and getting hit, this video could just as easily be used to fit a ghost story about the kid. Ooh! Maybe the skid marks were a failed attempt to miss the doomed kid! If you see evidence of fur (real or fake), you’re seeing more than I can make out. I see blurriness, which is not necessarily furriness.

    I’m not convinced that there is anything special about the stride length, either. The “Bigfoot” seems to first become visible near the middle of the road, and in about 3 strides he clears ONE LANE and is on the margin. Interstate lanes are 12 feet wide, so clearing a lane in 3 running steps is unremarkable.

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